A leopard never changes its spots!

When Arlene Trainor came to me for an appointment to find a dress for St Mary’s Christian Brothers Grammar School formal just 24 hours in advance, I thought it was going to be extremely tough.

However, as soon as Arlene arrived, I knew the appointment was going to be alot of fun!  Arlene is lovely and tall, with a fantastic figure as well as gorgeous long hair so I knew the dresses would all be beautiful on her, the problem was choosing “thee dress.”

After trying several styles, all of which looked good, I pulled out probably the most statement dress that I have at Belle Dress Hire for Arlene to try on which is a full length, leopard print gown with red piping, a crumb catcher bustline with diamante detail and a slit up the front.  This is not a dress for the faint hearted!!!  I just knew the fit and structure of the dress would really flatter her figure and Arlene is lucky to also be young enough to carry a dress like this off.  Once we put the dress on, all the others paled in comparison.  We had found THEE DRESS.  After a quick steam and a press, the dress was ready to be bagged and off Arlene went there and then with the dress for the following night.  Now that’s a quick turnaround on an evening dress!

Arlene has styled the dress absolutely perfectly!  We discussed at the appointment how she would be best to keep accessories to an absolute minimum and to go with something fun in terms of a hair style which she has achieved to dramatic effect!  I believe Arlene made a dramatic entrance and caused major dress envy at the formal and I think you’ll all agree why when you see this photo.  Whether you personally like the dress or not, you cannot deny that it fits and suits Arlene so well and I think she looks beautiful …

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